About Us

Welcome to Valor Brazilian Jiu Jitsu located at 1911 HWY 87, Navarre Florida. The only academy of its kind here in Navarre that offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which is the most efficient martial art style proven to date. It has been perfected and passed down by the legendary Gracie Family. In Japanese, Jiu-Jitsu’s translation means the “gentle art”. The principle is to use leverage and proper technique so that even the smallest, weakest person can defend them self against a larger and stronger assailant.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a workout unlike any other and it needs to be experienced to be believed. After just a few weeks of training, you are going to find yourself losing weight and gaining lean muscle as you increase your stamina, endurance, flexibility and strength.

The school is open 5 days a week and offers a convenient schedule of classes for adults and children. Classes include Beginner Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kid’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Intermediate / Advanced BJJ, and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).

Tim Thurman, owner and head coach of Valor Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has more than 20 years experience and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. His Martial Arts Career includes many competitions too numerous to name, taking home First Place, Double Gold’s, and Single Gold’s.

Tim’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training includes a Blue Belt under Chris Hauter, a Purple Belt under John Lewis, a Brown Belt under Sergio Penha, and his Black Belt from Danny Ruiz (Ricardo De La Riva).
His Humble spirit and willingness to always learn makes Tim a great instructor and powerful Martial Artist.

We have students from Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Ft. Walton, Destin, Milton, and other great locations on Florida's Emerald Coast.  Contact us today and join Team Valor BJJ!

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